Baffin Island (Canis lupus manningi)


Baffin Island Wolf (Canis lupus manningi) – (Anderson 1943)

Common Names: Baffin Island tundra wolf, barren ground wolf

Overall population: unknown, endangered

Physical description:
weight – between 30 – 50 pounds (13.6 – 22.7 kilograms).
length – 3.5 feet (1 meter)
height – 2 feet to 3 1/2 feet (60 cm to 105 cm) at the shoulders
color/coat – thick, light colored, white fur, ruffs of elongated hair bordering the sides of their faces

Original range – Baffin Island, surrounding Islands
Current range – Baffin Island, Katannilik Territorial Park, surrounding Islands

Habitat / Ecology / Prey:
Habitat –
Ecology –
Prey – lemmings, barren-ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus), arctic hare (Lepus arcticus)

Unique behaviors:
They often hunt either alone or a male and female together.

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Further Reading

Journal / Scientific Publications:
Wolf-sightings on the Canadian Arctic Islands; Frank L. Miller and Frances D.; Reintjes Arctic; Vol. 48, No. 4 (Dec., 1995), pp. 313-323
Published by: Arctic Institute of North America

Northwest passages: conservation genetics of Arctic Island wolves
LE Carmichael, J Krizan, JA Nagy, M Dumond… – Conservation …, 2008 – Springer

Notes on the Mammals of South and Central West Baffin Island; T. H. Manning; Journal of Mammalogy; Vol. 24, No. 1 (Feb., 1943), pp. 47-59
Published by: American Society of Mammalogists; DOI: 10.2307/1374780

The Mammals of Southern Baffin Island, Northwest Territories, Canada; ; J Dewey Super,  Journal of Mammalogy; Vol. 25, No. 3 (Aug., 1944), pp. 221-254; Published by: American Society of Mammalogists; DOI: 10.2307/1374699

Historical and ecological determinants of genetic structure in arctic canids
LE Carmichael, J Krizan, JA Nagy, E Fuglei… – Molecular …, 2007 – Wiley Online Library

Food habits and behavior of the tundra wolf on central Baffin Island
Kim Robert Ferris Clark – 1971 – University of Toronto

Caribou, wolves and man
AT Bergerud – Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 1988 – Elsevier